If Only That Phase III Oncology Trial Had Been Designed Differently

Maurie Markman, MD
Published: Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020
Maurie Markman, MD, editor in chief, is president of Medicine and Science at Cancer Treatment Centers of America and clinical professor of medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Maurie Markman, MD

The cancer treatment community's ultimate perception of a successfully completed phase III randomized trial depends in large part on how well the trial was conceived and structured. To permit adequate accrual in a timely manner and optimize the chances for a study to achieve success, the question it poses must be relevant to ensure interest by clinical investigators, referring clinicians, and potential research subjects. Further, the initiative must have adequate funding for data collection and analysis, translational laboratory investigations, and other trial components.
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